| Axios | Jan. 6, 2020 6:02:23The Trump administration on Friday released a budget blueprint that would slash health spending by $1 trillion over the next decade and leave 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance.
While the president touted the plan as an “all-of-the-above” plan, some Republicans have criticized it for potentially making the Affordable Care Act more difficult for people to afford.
For example, the budget includes $1.8 trillion in new spending that would cut Medicare payments for senior citizens and people with pre-existing conditions.
That would affect people who rely on Medicare for health care.
But the plan would also reduce funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides women’s health services.
It would also eliminate the National Institutes of Health, which provide scientific research for cancer research.
The plan would slash Medicaid spending by more than $200 billion.
It also proposes cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the federal program for low-income Americans who get food stamps.
The Trump administration is proposing a $300 billion cut to the SNAP program, which helps families purchase food.